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Films recommended by our reviewers are indicated by an *.

10,000 B.C. (PG-13)
Set in prehistoric times, this special effects-filled epic from director Roland Emmerich follows a mammoth hunter as he encounters all types of challenges. Not reviewed
Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

21 (PG-13)
Six MIT students learn to count cards from their college professor (Kevin Spacey) and win millions in Vegas casinos. Not reviewed
Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

27 Dresses (PG-13)
Katherine Heigl plays an unmarried woman who has been a bridesmaid 27 times, when she is asked to be in the wedding of her sister and the man she secretly loves. Not reviewed
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*Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG)
For a flick with enormous potential for driving you screaming from the theater, it's robustly not-awful. MaryAnn Johanson
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The Bucket List (PG-13)
Even if you happen to enjoy the kind of grumpy-old-terminally-ill men shenanigans on display in The Bucket List, with its life-lesson bullet points, you have to find it depressing to watch two once-great talents (Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson) relegated to what is clearly paycheck work. Scott Renshaw

College Road Trip (G)
The Disney Channel's Raven-Symon plays a high school student travelling the country to check out prospective colleges with her father (Martin Lawrence) who is determined to keep an eye on her. Not reviewed
Chapel Hills 15, Tinseltown

Definitely, Maybe (PG-13)
Ryan Reynolds plays a Manhattan father with a 10-year-old daughter (Abigail Breslin) who wants to understand the relationships in her dad's mysterious past. Not reviewed
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*Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (G)
In comparison to most kid-flicks, Horton Hears a Who! is quite charming. But someday, it might be nice to see a movie that actually trusts the unique rhythms of Seuss' storytelling. Scott Renshaw
Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Drillbit Taylor (PG-13)
Two young boys who are being bullied in middle school, hire a soldier of fortune (Owen Wilson) to be their bodyguard. Not reviewed
Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*Enchanted (PG)
The sweet silliness of the collective Disney-animated, fairy-tale landscape meets the rough reality of Noo Yawk City. Why didn't someone think of this sooner? Enchanted can't go wrong. MaryAnn Johanson
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The Eye (PG-13)
Jessica Alba plays a woman who starts to have visions of another world after receiving an eye transplant. Not reviewed
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*I Am Legend (PG-13)
In 2012 Manhattan, Robert Neville (Will Smith) appears to be the only survivor of a virus. There aren't many actors like Smith, who can carry a portrait of a guy trying to convince himself there's a reason to stay alive. Scott Renshaw
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In Bruges (R)
Stuck in Bruges, Belgium, following a hit, two assassins see the sights and begin to develop different ideas about life and death. Not reviewed
Chapel Hills 15

Jumper (PG-13)
A genetic mutation allows a man to teleport anywhere leading him to discover a war raging between "jumpers" and those wanting to kill them. Not reviewed
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*Juno (PG-13)
Juno MacGuff, a 16-year-old high school junior, finds herself pregnant after a one-afternoon-stand with her heretofore platonic pal and opts to give her baby up for adoption. Everyone seems to agree the film is smart and funny, but it is also purely, unpredictably sweet. Scott Renshaw
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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (PG-13)
A well-mannered, aging governess is fired from her job in 1939 London and finds a new position as the social secretary for an American actress who exposes her to a world of parties, glamour and excess. Not reviewed

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG)
When a missing page of John Wilkes Booth's diary is found, Nicolas Cage launches a search for the truth behind Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Not reviewed
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Never Back Down (PG-13)
This mixed martial arts film focuses on a rebellious teenager who is drawn into a fighting club. Not reviewed
Carmike 10, Tinseltown

The Other Boleyn Girl (PG-13)
This film is based on a footnote in history: How King Henry VIII, who broke with the church to divorce his wife and marry Anne Boleyn, may have had an affair and illegitimate children with Anne's sister, Mary. But, it packs plot points so close together all subtext gets choked out. Scott Renshaw

Run Fatboy Run (PG-13)
In David Schwimmer's directorial debut, a man who left his pregnant girlfriend at the altar realizes his mistake and fights to win her back. Not reviewed
Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Savages (R)
Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman play siblings who must face changing family dynamics as they care for their aging father. Not reviewed
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Shutter (PG-13)
A photographer and his wife witness a deadly auto accident, but the body disappears and other-worldly images begin to appear on the photographer's film. Not reviewed
Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
Twin boys and their sister find themselves in an other-worldly reality after moving to the shabby Spiderwick Estate. Not reviewed
Cinemark 16 IMAX, Tinseltown

Stop Loss (R)
After completing his tour of duty, Sgt. Brandon King is scheduled to be discharged when he's informed that he's been "stop lossed," a legal loophole allowing the president to extend military contracts during war. Unfortunately, Stop Loss misses the opportunity to make a powerful political statement. Jeff Sneider
Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

Superhero Movie (PG-13)
In a parody of superhero films, a high school loser becomes a crime fighter called "The Dragonfly," after being bitten by a genetically altered bug. Not reviewed
Carmike 10, Chapel Hills 15, Cinemark 16, Tinseltown

*There Will Be Blood (R)
In this devastating drama about oil, family and what happens when there isn't room for both, Daniel Day-Lewis gives this year's Best Actor Oscar-winning performance. Jeff Sneider
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Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (PG-13)
A woman discovers a father she never knew when she is invited to his funeral, and meets the extended family she didn't know she had. Not reviewed
Carmike 10, Tinseltown

Vantage Point (PG-13)
Eight strangers, with different viewpoints on an attempted assassination of the President, try to piece together their stories. Not reviewed
Cinemark 16

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (PG)
This screen adaptation of the popular children's novel follows a young boy who has vowed to protect the hatchling of a mysterious egg. Not reviewed
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